Baku Old City

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Baku Old City
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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How to get there
  • İçəri Şəhər • 4 min walk
  • Nizami Gəncəvi • 5 min walk
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Georgiana A
Bucharest, Romania4 contributions
Amazing Baku, amazing Azerbaijan
Mar 2020
I love Azerbaijan, I love Baku.
I visited this amazing country in july 2016, I lived 7 magical days and now I look back with longging because it was one of the great experience I've ever lived.
What was so fabulous?
The architecture: the old style combines picturesquely with the new one, so the first reaction when I left the airport was: I feel that I live '' One thousand and one nights" fairy tale, but on the other hand my eyes saw a spactacular modern arhitecture. The people (locals) was so friendly and the food was really delicious; I still didn't understand ' what's up ' with that hot tea morning to noon and evening, in the middle of summer, but I give a grade of 10 for gastronomy and hospitality.
Heydar Alyiev Cultural Center is magnificent from the outside, but if you want to have a complete idea go inside (is not so spectacular like the outer part, but it's worth visiting) for a tour to find out more about life and culture of Azerbaijan.
The Flame Tower and the Old city outlined me once again, the first feeling, that I am a tourist in an Arabic country, but in 21th century.
Gobustan&Absharom are a proof an ancient life and places with a special historical load and I recommend it those who love history and consider the human evolution.
Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum is still wallpaper on my phone and when I begin to talk with people about Azerbaijan I start with this amazing edifice and Cultural Center. It's a sort of imagination, technology and engineering!
If you love nature, hills and mountains, Gabala&Shamakhi are great places to breath fresh air, to take amazing pictures around the rocks and water. Furthermore, Sheki tour is a good combination between impressive buildings, history, nautre and good food. The locals have for sale many special sweets and spices.
To sum up, except one thing, a strong cult of personality of the leader, that is very visible, Azerbaijan is a creat destination for a dream vacation.
Written February 15, 2021
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Mohamed S
Alexandria, Egypt1,243 contributions
Glimpse from the past
Jan 2020
This the place where you encounter the rich history of Baku. Narrow streets, old monuments, old houses and arts
Written December 31, 2020
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Gular M
Baku, Azerbaijan1 contribution
Pendir-chorak
Sep 2020 • Business
The restaurant is located in the heart of Baku,Icherisheher near the Double Gates.It is a wonderful place for whom prefer to try national food of Azerbaijan cuisine for individually and with family as well.
Written September 26, 2020
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Being Foodie
Dubai, United Arab Emirates681 contributions
Old yet Modern Charm
Feb 2020
I always love visiting parts of a city with old architecture and Old City lived upto my expectations . There are small shops for souvenirs run by locals. There are a lot of cute eating joints too.

Highly recommend.
Written August 3, 2020
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The Weak Knee Traveler
Singapore, Singapore11,772 contributions
A Reconstructed Old City
Aug 2019 • Solo
It was nice to stroll through the alleys in this reconstructed old city. There are many souvenir shops and restaurants here.
Written June 5, 2020
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,584 contributions
At the capital city of the Shas of Shirvan ...
Sep 2019
You are just about to visit "Baku Old City", the legendary "Icherisheher"! This is the most ancient part of Baku, surrounded by sandstone walls and many mysteries ... Its origin is uncertain, but some believe it has been inhabited since the 7th century, others in the 12th century ... Stroll along its narrow streets, with cozy cafés, charming restaurants, old hammams, historical buildings - as the "Palace of the Shirvanshahs"and the "Maiden Tower" - and many, many shops! Carpets, silverware, antiques, souvenirs, Soviet memorabilia, tea sets, hats, fabrics ... Name it and you will find at the enchanted medieval "Icherisheher", the true heart of the Azeri capital! Enjoy!
Written May 23, 2020
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Kashif K
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia14 contributions
Old city Baku
Aug 2019 • Friends
Old city is one of the happening places in Baku full of cafes and old buildings provide special feeling to this place
Written April 15, 2020
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Anil B
New Delhi, India135 contributions
Silvercard trip
Mar 2020 • Business
Walked through the old city. It was a good experience to see the old buildings and some exclusive handicrafts , of Baku.
Written April 14, 2020
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eli atzmon
Tel Aviv, Israel35 contributions
Go and see
Jun 2019
Intersting place a lot to see good restaurants.
Old building like other cities in Europa Koeln Paris and Poland
Written March 16, 2020
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Faheem Fomee
Abbottabad, Pakistan10 contributions
Faheem
Apr 2019 • Friends
Amazing city.full of life.extraordinary foods and on the top is nizami street where u can have lots of fun with your friends.
Written March 15, 2020
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